Can plants grow in water without soil?

Year 2 children carried out Science experiment to find out if plants can grow in water without soil. Here’s our findings:

1ST DAY OF EXPERIMENT – We folded a kitchen towel and place it inside a food bag, stapled the middle of the bag, dropped 4 runner bean seeds inside the bag so it was just sitting on the staples and added water. We sealed the food bag before using sellotape to hold it firmly to the window.
A week after, the roots started growing and visible for the children to see how plants grow from the roots.
At two weeks, the stem and leaves started to grow
At 3 weeks… ready to be transplanted in the soil.
Here, the children can see and appreciate that roots are very important for the plant because they suck the water and nutrients up into the plant.

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